Well according to ShackNews due to the stealing of some of their source code, Half Life 2 could be delayed till april. That suckes harshly, as I have a new system with spanky new video card all ready to go for it, and was counting down the days. Guess a Sept 30th release was just too good to be true.
On the upside of this I guess is that by that time other games will be out and we'll be flooded with new titles. I know Max Payne 2 just went gold (can't wait to try it out... demo please!), Doom III should be out by then (hopefully) and other games should be at a point of release as well. For example, the latest
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. shots look awsome!